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Poster: tam1965 Date: Nov 16, 2005 1:21pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: SSB video clips through the years

I went to do a search on the Internet for video clips of the Star Spangled Banner from this website and I picked up only three.
The three clips are of two Black and Whites from Movietone and one color of the U.S. Flag with 48 stars and an imitation image of the cloudy sky in the background. Problem is, I do not see those from the 50s (with 48 stars) and the 60s-present (with 50 stars). (Of course, some don't show the flag, like the one for the Army National Guard where they begin with a helicopter and end with a Minuteman statue.)
Since the late 1970s, I watched several variations of the Star Spangled Banner from the early 70s to the late 80s at sign-on and sign-off times. There were several versions by the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, and some Non-Military ones like those of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Synthesizer instruments (the one that starts with Mt. Rushmore and ends with the Astronaut and flag zooming in to the stars) and the Future Farmers of America (that features the band at the beginning and the end with agricultural scenes in the middle). Some have clips on location at Ft. McHenry (where Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the song in 1814 and later became the National Anthem); my favorite is the Coast Guard version with many scenes of Ft. McHenry, mostly the cannons.
Now most stations refuse to play the SSB or another America song before the morning news at 5, 5:30 or 6 am; I don't know why. Some still do.
If you would be so kind to find as many clips of the SSB and other America songs as you can. Those will really help bring back great memories.
Thank you so very much and I will look forward to your response.

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Poster: Visual16 Date: Nov 18, 2005 9:28am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: SSB video clips through the years

Hi Tam,

In my experience, they haven't added too many files on this or other archives, so what you found might be it. For more patriotic footage to add in, maybe try "The Story of Our Flag" or "War Comes to America" (?feature films)which has a schoolclass pledge of allegance at the start. Good Luck!

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Poster: grgjc Date: Jun 7, 2006 4:07am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: SSB video clips through the years

The only way I know of is go on JAW's signoff page. It has various US TV stations signing off with various National Anthems (Mormon Tabernacle, Flag Evolution, etc)

He also has signoffs on DVD here

In addition to these, here 2 files that have National Anthem clips

This one has the High Flight and the Moog synthesized SSB (the one beginning with Mount Rushmore and ending with the astronaut on the moon and zooming to the stars) There's also a signoff clip from 1985 and 1986 that has that also but there were a few glitches and the ending was shortened.

Anyway, this one is complete and no glitches.

This one has an earlier variation of the Two Jima Memorial SSB used until the mid 1980s

Note: that signon is from 1985 not 1981